PLEASE ASK PERMISSION BEFORE YOU RE POST MY PHOTOS ON TO YOUR BLOG. THERE ARE SOME BLOGGERS WHO DID NOT ASK MY PERMISSION AND REPOST MY PHOTOS WITHOUT THE COURTESY OF LINKING BACK TO MY BLOG. THIS IS LIKE STEALING. PEOPLE, I HAVE SPEND MUCH TIME TAKING PHOTOS AND DOING HOMEWORK ON MY TRAVELLING INFORMATION AND KINDLY SHARE THESE INFORMATION TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN THEM. IF NECESSARY I WILL POST SCREEN SHOT OF YOUR BLOG TO SHOW YOUR BAD MANNERS OF STEALING MY PHOTOS. THE MOST DISGUSTING THING THEY DID WAS TO SCREEN SHOT MY PHOTO AND CORP OFF MY BLOG TITLE AND REPOST IN THEIR BLOG. The flight from Singapore was pleasant and the service by the SQ crews were fantastic, made our ride in the plane enjoyable and pleasant. The flight was about four hours and forty five minutes.
After claiming our luggages we went in search for the airport bus to bring us to our hotel.
Lots of signs to indicate the bus station. So we just followed the direction to the bus station. It depends which terminal you are in. The one in the above photo is terminal 2 as we took Singapore Airlines.
It is easy to find the bus station or rather the counters where different bus companies are.
Some bus companies go to Taipei Main Station while some goes to Ximending or other destinations.
As our hotel is located near Taipei Main Station we bought our bus tickets from Kuo Kuang Bus Company. The fare was NT125 per way per person and there's a discount of NT5 if you buy both ways. So we bought both ways(i.e. airport to taipei main station and from taipei west bus station to airport). They will direct you to where to board the bus. Bus route 1819 goes to Taipei Main Station. The bus drop us off at the side of Taipei Main Station. When you want to take Bus route 1819 back to airport, you need to take the bus from Taipei West Bus Station which is next to Taipei Main Station (will explain this on the last day of my taiwan tour story.
The journey from the airport to Taipei Main Station is about 1 hour 15 mins depending on the traffic.
The above is Taipei Main Station or Taipei Railway Station (before the MRT and HSR were built) which houses the MRT(Mass Rapid Transit or Metro), HSR (High Speed Rail), and the conventional train. It is a very busy station with a lot of people.
We found M8 exit which is only about 3 mins from YMCA Hotel. There are so many signs in Taipei Main Station can be quite confusing. Once you exit M8 you can see YMCA opposite the exit of M8.
We stay only for the night on Day 1 cause Day 2 we heading to Kaoshiung (southern part of Taiwan).
The hotel room looked quite old and old fashioned, we actually plan to change hotels but after the next few nights we found we spend so little time in the hotel and the hotel staff are very friendly and helpful and the best is the cafe served good breakfast hahaha.
Dont like the bathtub cause it is quite high and those with weak knees might have problem climbing into it. Thanks goodness on our Day 4 when we rechecked into this hotel, we got the 6th floor which have shower type of bath.
They have washing machines and dryers on the 7th and 8th floor and hot and cold water dispenser every floor.
After staying four nights in this hotel, I found that the hotel is not that bad after all despite the old fashion looking furniture. The location is very convenient too.